Derek Fisher is rumored to be a frontrunner for the Knicks head coaching job

Derek Fisher, Luke Walton and Tyronn Lue are candidates for the Knicks' coaching job

5/16/14 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

May 5, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford (11) handles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher (6) during the second quarter in game one of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY SportsThe Knicks must be getting pretty desperate in their head coaching search, since their focus has been shifted to "pretty much anyone who once played for Phil Jackson."

According to various reports, Derek Fisher is the frontrunner for the job at the moment, with Luke Walton and Tyronn Lue also strong candidates.

Fisher is currently busy, since he's still playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who just advanced to the Western Conference Finals against the Spurs.

Walton has zero coaching experience, after washing out of the NBA about a year ago.

Lue actually has started on a path to eventually become a head coach, and is currently an assistant with the Clippers. He's actually the only one of the three with any legitimate coaching experience in the NBA.

Another name that has popped up is former Warriors coach Mark Jackson. He was fired by the Warriors due to personality differences, and he might be a great candidate for the Knicks job, if they're interested.

The Nets showed that it's possible to have some success with a rookie head coach only one year removed from being an NBA player, when they tabbed future Hall of Famer Jason Kidd to lead their bench.

Could Fisher do the same, once he's done playing out the rest of the postseason with the Thunder. But is he really the right guy for the Knicks? Maybe we'll find out soon.
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5/16/14   |   Scott   |   54581 respect

Jason Kidd had Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to work with.  A rookie coach for the Knicks would have Carmelo Anthony and a whole lot of unjustified pressure to deal with